The following publications and advisories are provided by the Farmers’ Advocate Office (FAO):


Still an Issue in 2019!! Landowner Rights for Annual Rental Payment Reductions and the Surface Rights Act (PDF, 67 KB) May 1, 2019

FAO Cautions Landowners about the Surface Rights Board use of a “Condition of Leased Area Form” (PDF, 74 KB) January 18, 2019

FAO Warns Landowners About Actions that Contradict the Surface Rights Act (PDF, 107 KB) July 30, 2018

Bankruptcy, insolvency

Incorrect Registration of Builders' Liens Advisory (PDF, 209 KB) June 8, 2017

Incurring Costs for Surface Rights Board Processes (PDF, 277 KB) September 7, 2017

Electrification of oil, gas sites

Landowners Report Receiving Electrification Charges for Insolvent Energy Sites (2016) (PDF, 53 KB) October 27, 2016

Update: Refunds for Landowners Charged with Electrification for Oil and Gas Sites (2017) (PDF, 336 KB) July 20, 2017

Suspension, abandonment, reclamation

Liability Management Rating and Landowners (PDF, 406 KB) May 22, 2016

10 Things You Should Know About Reclamation (PDF, 808 KB) June 22, 2016